THE HEART OF THE ORIGINAL MUSIC SCENE LIES IN THE MOTHER CITY, CAPE TOWN.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love
in that music is central to its identity (and a powerful part of positive living). The country has long written its own soundtracks. From distant drumming, singing and roving goatherders with tin guitars to the liberation anthems, chants, protest songs and toyi toyi dance, music has moved the nation. These days, music underscores the overtures of a nation learning to love itself and create a common a hundred dialects. From praise singing to pop, anthems are distinct and chants independent. Original music is blossoming fom coast to coast, and in the fashion capital of Cape Town, its dress code is cultural cross-pollination. Cape Town is Afica tamed. Its pretty buildings recall San Francisco. The creative Above: (% Boo! scene is New York in its blithe disregard for a humble port-town identity. )% Inge Beckmann Foto Na Dans rockers rollers, jazz boys with straightened hair and girls with Fokofpolisiekar no hair. Expect Nu Folk, Electro, Ghoema, Kwaito and more. Lend an ear ,% Blk Jks
June 2010 deltaskymag.com